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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / Villa
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 6  Type: Villa

3 Full baths

Shalini Villa
TripAdvisor property ID 3820731

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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Unawatuna today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 124 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1400, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 22, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Geeth W.
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22 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Unawatuna Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 3 Full baths


Reviews (124)

Excellent – based on 124 reviews Excellent
124 reviews

Very Good

“Great for young kids, too. A perfect stay.”

Reviewed 19 May 2015

I stayed at the Shalini Villa for 4 nights in May with my wife, mother, and three children, ages 7, 5 and 3. The home was perfect for those with small kids as it afforded them the space they needed to play and spread out. When we arrived after the long (3 hour) drive from Colombo, we were greeted by a delicious lunch of fresh fish. The meals were a true treat, because it was so nice not to have to go out for dinner or breakfast. Taranga, the cook, arrived at 8:00 every morning and made a Western breakfast for the kids with no spice and a Sri Lankan breakfast for us with spice, and it was a great spread. I had mentioned to Allison when booking about the possibility of purchasing beer and wine, and Taranga and the butler (don't recall his name, but his services were beyond that of a "maid" or even gardener) had purchased both for us and it was waiting for us upon our arrival, too. The staff arranges tuk-tuks for us when we wanted to go to the beach or in to town, and when I ran out of Sri Lankan rupees, they happily made arrangements to exchange Indian rupees for us. I was exceptionally pleased with the food and service.The grounds are beautiful. A great place to stay all around.

“Not to be missed!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2015

I stayed at Shalini Villa for 3 nights after a yoga retreat further north. From the minute I arrived, it was sheer bliss!! I was greeted by the housekeeper, Kamindika who made sure I didn't want for anything during my stay. The villa itself is very well kept, very clean and spacious. I had more than enough space by myself and would definitely be keen to return with a bigger group. I think it would be great for a family stay. There's also enough space in the living area to have your own yoga retreat there, plus the gorgeous garden and pool area, which is tranquil and full of wildlife. It really did feel like a slice of paradise lying by the pool and watching the monkeys in the trees and birds, flora and fauna. It's a very short trip to Unawatuna beach - probably best to take a tuk tuk which are readily available (Kamindika can arrange this for you) which is lined with numerous bars and restaurants but I would highly recommend taking advantage of the in house cook, Taranga - exceptionally good value and absolutely delicious food. As I was staying on my own, I had an absolute banquet and didn't even feel like i'd made in - roads! He'll cook to your request using local ingredients - I had an amazing curry with prawns as well as numerous accompanying dishes. There's a lot to do nearby - you can visit Galle, where there is lots to see and do - shopping, some of which is high end but you should also go to the spice market, I came back with lots of spices. You can also see the stick fishermen, visit an aryuvedic garden, take a trip to spice island…and more. I would highly recommend a trip to see the place for yourself!

“Truly amazing stay!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2015

I would highly recommend staying at the Shalini Villa, we had an amazing time there. A very peaceful and tranquil setting. Leaving the luxury of the Villa is hard but if you do Unawatuna's beach bars and restaurants are very close by. All of the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The Villa itself is very spacious, has very tall ceilings and is airy throughout. The bedrooms are minimalist and luxurious. A great stay and would definitely come back! Many thanks

“third time at this villa in paradise”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2014

we recently stayed at the wonderful Shalini Villa for the third time in three years…we don't even think of staying anywhere else…only one small problem…it is so nice we hardly want to leave the pool and gardens all day and it breaks our hearts every time we ave to leave..could not recommend it more highly for style, comfort, food, service…..nothing is ever too much of a problem for the staff who are so attentive and kind

“Sri Lanka 2014”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2014

We had a really fantastic stay in Sri Lanka, our second week after a tour of the island was spent at Shalani. We could not have asked for a better way to spend our final week in Sri Lanka. After a week of being under each other's feet Shalani villa was big enough for us to spread out and do our own thing, and still come together at the end of the day. The house keepers were really attentive and a pleasure to have as company, and even attended our wedding! The villa itself is immaculate and is a really beautiful place to stay, close enough to the hussle and bussle but far enough to be peaceful.

“We really recommend Shalini Villa!”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2014

We really enjoyed our one week stay in Unawatuna and Shalini Villa. We were five friends and the house was perfect for us. Big, comfortable bedrooms with ac and clean bathrooms. The staff was very friendly and service minded and the food was really great. Still dreaming about the tasty curry dishes! We would love to come back!

“Nearly Dreamlike Privacy Villa”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2014

This Villa reflects what many people may have in mind thinking about being in paradise on holidays. A fantastic garden and beautiful designed Villa inside which attracts you immediately when entering the gate. Each bed room with its proper bath room and the living room in combination with its open kitchen are very spacious. The garden and the pool invites you for relaxing and observing the sportive chipmunks, Kingfisher which are coming early in the morning or a group of monkeys climbing in the palms and trees around the Villa. Not to forget the outstanding friendly and helpful staff which served us in a way of nearly perfect balance of attentive service and keeping the privacy. Every morning we were pleased to enjoy the delicious breakfast again, of course eating every morning too much but who cares :-). The same story happened again every evening with the dinner as the cook Tharanga is simply great! We loved the vegetable suprises he created and the fantastic curry and fish meals. We have spend 4 weeks in the Villa and we will definitely come back - soon!

“Little slice of paradise”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2014

I stayed at the Shalini villa our of a very short term decision ... it was impressive how the owner made everything possible within few hours. Immediately at our arrival we felt like we have arrived in paradise. A beautiful house, a nice pool, a great garden, great bedrooms, and everything was perfectly set in place, as if you would arrive home. The housekeeper is like the little soul of the villa, making everything possible, organizing trips and tuktuk pick-ups, always smiling and extremely friendly. An amazing add-on is the resident cook, who prepared evening after evening amazing local foods, whatever we desired - seafood, curries, fish, Sri Lankan specialities, too good to be true! We left with more than one crying eye and have started right away to plan our next trip there. It is the perfect place to stay if you want a little escape, in a gorgeous tropical surrounding, you have a the privacy you could get. The Shalini villa is a little slice of paradise. I would return any time.

“A truly relaxing and indulging experience in a little piece of p”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

Staying a Shalini Villa was an amazing experience. the pick up from the airport and drive down couldn't have been simpler and then the wow factor of driving through the gates into the villa lasted for our entire stay. This is a beautiful place to stay, the house simply and stylishly furnished and the balance of the 3 double rooms with a further twin, was perfect for us to stay as a family. The garden and pool were also fantastic for those days when relaxing at came to feel like 'home' was enough. We were thoroughly pampered - Kamindika arranged all our trips for us, from Blue Whale watching at Mirissa, Galle Fort, visiting the turtle hatchery or a simple relax at the Sanctuary Spa in Unawatuna. Thuranga, also who provides breakfasts (an amazing array of local fruit and every kind of egg dish), is also an excellent cook and a daily dish of fresh local sea food has to be tried. All of this with the wonderful beach at Unawatuna a 5 minute Tuk-Tuk ride away. Would I go back again - absolutely. Thank you for one of the best holidays I have ever had.

“Lovely private villa idyll”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2013

We stayed in the lovely Shalini Villa and were looked after beautifully by Kamindika and Tharanga. We stayed with our children aged 9 & 7 and it was a fantastically relaxing part of our travels around Sri Lanka. The best bit was the hospitality of Kamindika and Tharanga, nothing was too much trouble and they were fantastic with our children, we enjoyed all the meals prepared by Tharanga and the daily visits by the local troop of monkeys. We would love to go back again!!

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